Cost of Living Comparison Between China and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 85.63% higher than in China (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 73.79% higher than in China
Rent Prices in South Korea are 39.93% higher than in China
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 61.15% higher than in China
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 108.46% higher than in China
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 34.60% higher than in China
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Restaurants
China Edit South Korea Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥
(3,491.07 ₩)
42.97 ¥
(7,500.00 ₩)
     +114.83 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 ¥
(26,183.03 ₩)
257.80 ¥
(45,000.00 ₩)
     +71.87 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(6,109.37 ₩)
37.24 ¥
(6,500.00 ₩)
     +6.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 ¥
(1,221.87 ₩)
22.92 ¥
(4,000.00 ₩)
     +227.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 ¥
(3,141.96 ₩)
34.37 ¥
(6,000.00 ₩)
     +90.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 25.85 ¥
(4,512.31 ₩)
26.02 ¥
(4,541.82 ₩)
     +0.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.26 ¥
(569.01 ₩)
9.60 ¥
(1,675.68 ₩)
     +194.49 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.10 ¥
(365.71 ₩)
4.97 ¥
(867.31 ₩)
     +137.16 %
Markets
China Edit South Korea Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 50.21 ¥
(8,764.53 ₩)
52.90 ¥
(9,233.65 ₩)
     +5.35 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.07 ¥
(1,757.75 ₩)
15.52 ¥
(2,709.23 ₩)
     +54.13 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.06 ¥
(534.44 ₩)
11.58 ¥
(2,021.69 ₩)
     +278.28 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.62 ¥
(2,203.27 ₩)
18.49 ¥
(3,227.55 ₩)
     +46.49 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 41.09 ¥
(7,172.10 ₩)
45.14 ¥
(7,878.63 ₩)
     +9.85 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.50 ¥
(2,182.05 ₩)
28.08 ¥
(4,900.94 ₩)
     +124.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 36.69 ¥
(6,403.63 ₩)
83.74 ¥
(14,617.36 ₩)
     +128.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.73 ¥
(999.58 ₩)
21.43 ¥
(3,740.56 ₩)
     +274.21 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.98 ¥
(694.41 ₩)
10.72 ¥
(1,871.90 ₩)
     +169.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.39 ¥
(940.22 ₩)
14.80 ¥
(2,582.54 ₩)
     +174.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.70 ¥
(645.67 ₩)
16.96 ¥
(2,961.05 ₩)
     +358.60 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.56 ¥
(447.44 ₩)
10.42 ¥
(1,819.18 ₩)
     +306.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.81 ¥
(489.91 ₩)
7.93 ¥
(1,383.67 ₩)
     +182.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.25 ¥
(741.88 ₩)
14.26 ¥
(2,488.93 ₩)
     +235.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.34 ¥
(758.34 ₩)
7.57 ¥
(1,320.91 ₩)
     +74.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 78.50 ¥
(13,702.45 ₩)
95.95 ¥
(16,748.25 ₩)
     +22.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.45 ¥
(951.57 ₩)
14.82 ¥
(2,586.49 ₩)
     +171.81 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.39 ¥
(2,337.29 ₩)
17.91 ¥
(3,126.19 ₩)
     +33.75 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥
(3,491.07 ₩)
25.78 ¥
(4,500.00 ₩)
     +28.90 %
Transportation
China Edit South Korea Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥
(349.11 ₩)
7.16 ¥
(1,250.00 ₩)
     +258.06 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 ¥
(20,946.42 ₩)
315.09 ¥
(55,000.00 ₩)
     +162.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ¥
(1,745.54 ₩)
20.05 ¥
(3,500.00 ₩)
     +100.51 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.94 ¥
(688.25 ₩)
7.38 ¥
(1,287.48 ₩)
     +87.07 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 ¥
(6,545.76 ₩)
68.75 ¥
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +83.32 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.57 ¥
(4,637.23 ₩)
32.80 ¥
(5,725.87 ₩)
     +23.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 ¥
(24,437,490.12 ₩)
183,324.88 ¥
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +30.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 131,732.79 ¥
(22,994,418.81 ₩)
166,103.21 ¥
(28,993,896.50 ₩)
     +26.09 %
Utilities (Monthly)
China Edit South Korea Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 372.03 ¥
(64,939.71 ₩)
1,017.91 ¥
(177,679.06 ₩)
     +173.61 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 ¥
(31.70 ₩)
0.90 ¥
(156.47 ₩)
     +393.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 94.11 ¥
(16,428.02 ₩)
158.77 ¥
(27,713.74 ₩)
     +68.70 %
Sports And Leisure
China Edit South Korea Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 249.65 ¥
(43,578.05 ₩)
353.34 ¥
(61,677.08 ₩)
     +41.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 81.04 ¥
(14,145.53 ₩)
129.50 ¥
(22,604.17 ₩)
     +59.80 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 ¥
(7,854.91 ₩)
63.02 ¥
(11,000.00 ₩)
     +40.04 %
Childcare
China Edit South Korea Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,269.63 ¥
(570,726.11 ₩)
2,664.59 ¥
(465,113.96 ₩)
     -18.50 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 119,605.23 ¥
(20,877,510.97 ₩)
144,057.78 ¥
(25,145,790.44 ₩)
     +20.44 %
Clothing And Shoes
China Edit South Korea Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 422.26 ¥
(73,706.27 ₩)
403.89 ¥
(70,500.41 ₩)
     -4.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 241.29 ¥
(42,118.34 ₩)
280.57 ¥
(48,974.13 ₩)
     +16.28 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 587.29 ¥
(102,512.88 ₩)
551.08 ¥
(96,193.73 ₩)
     -6.16 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 610.42 ¥
(106,551.49 ₩)
820.31 ¥
(143,187.37 ₩)
     +34.38 %
Rent Per Month
China Edit South Korea Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,223.42 ¥
(562,658.55 ₩)
3,868.45 ¥
(675,251.88 ₩)
     +20.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,923.80 ¥
(335,806.22 ₩)
2,690.85 ¥
(469,697.88 ₩)
     +39.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,067.67 ¥
(1,233,686.38 ₩)
9,997.30 ¥
(1,745,064.26 ₩)
     +41.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,956.31 ¥
(690,587.21 ₩)
6,063.90 ¥
(1,058,474.58 ₩)
     +53.27 %
Buy Apartment Price
China Edit South Korea Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,738.99 ¥
(827,207.28 ₩)
9,686.60 ¥
(1,690,830.22 ₩)
     +104.40 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,370.41 ¥
(413,763.78 ₩)
5,067.59 ¥
(884,565.83 ₩)
     +113.79 %
Salaries And Financing
China Edit South Korea Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,664.46 ¥
(1,163,304.61 ₩)
15,589.65 ¥
(2,721,227.30 ₩)
     +133.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.12 3.32      -35.19 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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